VSP investigating deadly apartment fire in Lebanon, VA

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RUSSELL COUNTY, Va. (WJHL) – Authorities confirmed one person is dead, and several others have been displaced after an apartment fire in Lebanon Sunday night.

Crews responded to the fire at apartments on Pioneer Drive. 

According to Jess Powers with Russell County Emergency Management, one person who lived in an upstairs unit died.

Powers said four out of the six of those units were occupied. 

We’re told all residents have been displaced.

Authorities have not yet identified the person killed in that fire.

Crews said there was heavy fire and water damage to the attic and roof of the building. 

Virginia State Police officials are investigating, as the cause of the fire is still unknown at this time. 

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